Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Inside-Out Umbrella Weather

The rain comes UP, under hems and into the backs of your shoes. Your legs get colder and damper and the wind turns your umbrella inside out with a snap! Turn the spinning umbrella the oooother way around, to get it right side out again... but SNAP it's inside out once more as the wind changes it's mind and wheels about you, trying to unwind your scarf and get behind your defences. Put umbrella away, pouring umbrella rivers into your handbag and up your sleeve, simultaneously. Put hood up. Wind blows it down. Wasn't that wind coming from the other way a minute ago? Tie hood on with wet scarf. Grin maniacally at wind. I am warm, Wind. You can't get into my anorak! And soon, I will be at home with a cup of tea and dry fuzzy socks, watching you zip the last few leaves from the tree in the garden and tap, tap your raindrops on the windowpanes.


10 comments:

Life As I Know It said...

Hmmm, after reading that, I guess I'm thankful for the SNOW we had this weekend.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I love rain, but wind? Notsomuch.

Anonymous said...

And what does that rain of Bournemouth smell like?
Come on, go back out there, close your eyes and take a deep breath...what do you smell?

vicki

Nan said...

THE SMELL! It smells like people who just arrived from England. What is it with the England smell? I remember as a child, just smelling peoples suitcases as they were unpacking. An un-tropical smell. I know what that smell's NOT, Vicki, but what it IS, I can't say!

LceeL said...

I LOVE the smell of England. London not so much, but we spent a week on the Cornish Coast on winter and it was lovely. Cold but lovely. And it smelled awesome.

Nan said...

London smell: Vacuum cleaner's armpit.

Grandmother said...

Oh dear! I was just in the USA Northeast- MA, NH, ME. It was COLD and 1 day of that blustery rain was enough. Warmer in Philadelphia now and I'm glad. Seeing family (esp. Kelly, Carl and the kids!) makes it all worthwhile but I was in short sleeves in Italy the day we left!

Theresa said...

You make it seem so cool though :)

dianajoseph said...

Beautiful piece of writing Nan

aclare said...

I remember that rain and wind... sitting in college with no socks on b/c they were soaked and were drying on the radiator! I'm glad up here in the home counties you don't get that coastal wind!! It maybe slightly colder but you stay drier!!